The Ability1st Home Modification Program, in conjunction with the State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP), provides home improvements necessary to eliminate health, safety, and architectural barriers from the home.
When a person finds themselves having to use a wheelchair or walker, adapting their home to accommodate it often requires skilled expertise and substantial expense. Improvements may include installing handrails and grab bars, construction of a custom wheelchair ramp, widening doorways, and replacing a bathtub with a walk-in shower.
Each year, we complete approximately 12-15 major home modification projects in our community to improve the safety and comfort of one of our low-income neighbors living with a disability. Often, the modifications provided enable that neighbor to remain living independently in their own home rather than move to a more expensive and restrictive setting.